The Pell Project

Providing scholarships for college-bound undocumented students

 

OUR

MISSION

The Pell Project exists because undocumented, college-bound students do not have access to federal financial aid. 
We provide undocumented students with a significant private scholarship, equivalent to the US Pell Grant to break down economic barriers to college.
 

THE FACTS

Undocumented High School Graduates
Undocumented High School Graduates

65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year

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College attendance by undoc students
College attendance by undoc students

5-10% of undocumented high school graduates attend college

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Out-of-state/International Tuition
Out-of-state/International Tuition

Six states consider undocumented students to be out of state or international students and charge them out-of-state or international rates. Some bar undocumented students from receiving financial aid.

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Undocumented High School Graduates
Undocumented High School Graduates

65,000 undocumented students graduate from high school each year

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OUR STORIES

Read stories and personal essays from undocumented high school graduates on the challenges they've faced on their paths to college and their dreams for what lies ahead.

 
 

MAKE A

DONATION

Help us raise

$6,095

per student

to match the federal financial aid our students would receive as citizens.